NEW DELHI: Four Indian soldiers were killed with three injured when their colleague shot them in the central Chhattisgarh state on Monday. The victims and the shooter belonged to India’s Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF).
The horrible incident took place in the Sukma district of Chhattisgarh, situated 248 miles (400 kilometres) away from Raipur.
The shooter was identified as Constable Reetesh Ranjan by CRPF spokesman in New Delhi who is now under arrest.
“Prima facie it seems that due to some emotional stress leading to sudden psychological disbalance, Ranjan lost his control and in a fit of rage opened fire on his colleagues,” said the spokesperson.
The rate of suicides and incidents in paramilitary camps in India has increased subsequently over the past few years. According to investigations, the possible reasons can be high-stress levels and tough working conditions. If the stats from CRPF are to be believed, 101 suicides have been reported from 2020 till this year.